John O’Groats book festival

I will be at the John O’Groats book festival on 29th and 30th October.

John O'Groats book festival logo

On Saturday 29th October I will be talking about my book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots” at the ‘Trio of Writers’ event at 2.30pm at Together Travel – Corporate Lodge. After speaking at the Northern Stories festival earlier in October, I’m really excited to be heading back to Caithness to talk about this book – the second half of Jean’s life (and my book) covers a lot of the little-known history of the Far North, and it’s great to talk about that in the places where it all happened.

image of the cover of my book "Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots"

Saturday is looking like a fascinating event, as it will be a conversation between three writers: myself; Barbara Henderson (no relation!), who is best known as a children’s author but who has also written “Scottish by Inclination”, a non-fiction book for adults about her experience as a European in Scotland; and Sunday Times bestselling fiction author Jenny Colgan. The session will be chaired by local writer and historian James Miller.

Then on Sunday 29th October I will be talking about the new edition of my biography “Josephine Tey: A Life”, at 11am at 8 Doors Distillery.

A weekend ticket, offering entry to all events, is £20, and is available from the Lyth Arts Centre website. Individual events are £5 at the door. Check out the John O’Groats Book Festival on Twitter for the most up-to-date information.

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